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Pope / Assassination Attempt Aftermath #516744

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 15, 1981
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(Studio) Pope John Paul II's continued recovery from wounds suffered during assassination attempt reported; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Rome, Italy) Pontiff's current status discussed. Agostino Cardinal Casaroli noted filling in for pope during Vatican City services. Continuing functioning of church bureaucracy examined.
REPORTER: Jim Bittermann

(Studio) Accused gunman Mehmet Ali Agca reported claiming he acted alone; officials said allegedly able to prove he was helped. Details given. Arrests in Turkey today in connection with Agca's false passport mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Rome, Italy) Agca's denial of links with ultra-right organization and his claim to be Marxist associated with PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) reported; his background since escape from Turkish prison examined. Map shown.
REPORTER: George Lewis

(Studio) Continuing mystery as to Agca's motive noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Bittermann, Jim;
Chancellor, John;
Lewis, George

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